San Joaquin County
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Mailing address is Acampo. Galt is closest town.
Located on Sacramento and Stockton Highway, near the Sacramento and San Joaquin County line, about 10 miles north of Lodi. This is an old cemetery, not now in use, some of the old wooden markers can not be read, some of the stones are broken and others are just tossed about. There was at one time a school and little community located near.
The town of Liberty was an important stagecoach stop between Sacramento and Stockton. Established by C. C. Fugitt in 1852, the town was first known as Davis Crossing, then Fugitts and, finally, Liberty in 1859. During its peak, Liberty had three merchandise stores, two blacksmith shops, a shoemaker, a dentist, a wagon maker, a livery stable and C.C. Fugitt's Hotel. As a result of the Central Pacific Railroad establishing Galt as a stop, Liberty quickly became a ghost town. Most of Liberty's people and buildings moved to Galt. Located on the northeast corner of Highway 99 and Liberty Avenue, the defunct Liberty Cemetery is all that remains of the former town. Some of the stones are broken and tossed about and unreadable.